Follow Bar-coding Procedures to Prevent Product Mix-Ups

Recent errors due to similar packaging for calcium gluconate and sterile water will put more focus on selecting the right product.

This mishap isn't surprising. Caps and vials for Fresenius Kabi calcium gluconate and Hospira sterile water are almost identical.

We're all familiar with reasons for these mix-ups...look-alike/ sound-alike meds, multiple dosage forms or salts, etc.

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